The Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Sectionable
Cassette System is a true innovation in cassette design. The two-part
system is composed of a rugged frame and a cassette insert made
of an inert proprietary material.
After grossing, the tissue section is placed into the Paraform® cassette, positioned as it should be cut, and processed in any tissue processor. The proprietary material is able to withstand exposure to all the volatile reagents and fixatives typically used in histology. Once the Paraform® cassettes are removed from the processor, they are ready for embedding. The Paraform® cassette eliminates the need to open the cassette and reorient tissue during embedding, thus simplifying embedding, increasing productivity, and streamlining tissue preparation.
The Paraform® material used for the cassette has sectioning characteristics similar to paraffin. It lets you cut right through the cassette bottom without artifacts and without damage to the blade. The inert Paraform® material does not pick up stain and does not interfere with microscopic examination.
Although the Paraform® cassette is designed for use with the Tissue-Tek® AutoTEC®, Paraform® is compatible with all existing laboratory methods and manual embedding processes. In addition, the 4 unique cassette types accommodate a variety of specimens, even those requiring special orientation like skin or arterial specimens.
Paraform® provides total automation of the embedding process when used with the Tissue-Tek® AutoTEC® Automated Embedding System.